Dan Wilcox at Poets in the Park, July 2021

Poetry Returns to Albany’s Washington Park for Three Saturdays in July

Poets in the Park, sponsored by The Poetry Motel and the Hudson Valley Writers Guild, is celebrating over 30 years of bringing poetry in July to the Robert Burns statue in Washington Park, Albany, NY.  The series was started in 1989 by the late Tom Nattell and is now run by Albany poet & photographer Dan Wilcox. This year the readings will be on Saturdays July 9, 16, and 30. The readings start at 7:00 PM and are free & open to the public; donations are accepted.

The 2022 readers are:

  • July 9:   Student Poets from Albany High School, winners of the Tom Nattell Peace Poetry Prize & Naomi Bindman
  • July 16:  Katrinka Moore Jason O’Toole
  • July 30:  Lance Legrys & Alex Legrys (father & daughter)

The Robert Burns statue is located near where Henry Johnson Blvd. passes through Washington Park and crosses Hudson Ave.  Please bring your own chairs or blankets to sit on. In case of rain, the reading will be held at the Social Justice Center, 33 Central Ave., Albany.

For more information about this event contact Dan Wilcox at dwlcx46@gmail.com or  518-482-0262.